How does PDF 2.0 affect the printing industry?

Dietrich von Seggern // January 9, 2019

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For readers who aren’t much aware of PDF 2.0, it is a consistent further development of the PDF standard, which incorporates numerous practical experiences and meaningful detail improvements – it is NOT a revolution that wants to create something completely new. In more than eight years, ISO has developed a 1,000 page standard as a further development of ISO 32000-1 (PDF 1.7). It contains extensions, clarifications, but also deprecations of PDF functions. Wherever standards are used – which in the printing industry means either PDF/X or the recommendations based on GWG or PDFX-ready – the new functions will only be introduced when new versions of these standards and recommendations have been adopted. The ISO is already working on PDF/X-6, the most important feature of which is that it is based on PDF 2.0. Although, publication is not expected for at least the next 1 year, PDF 2.0 will nevertheless become relevant at an earlier point in time, for example when a PDF with 2.0 functions is to be converted to PDF/X. So what really are the most important updates from the output and print point of view?

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dietrich von Seggern

Dietrich von Seggern received his degree as a printing engineer, and in 1991 started his professional career as head of desktop prepress production in a reproduction house. He became involved in research projects for digital transmission of print files, and moved to the German Newspaper Marketing Organisation (ZMG). There Dietrich was responsible for a project to enable the digital transmission of …

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Dietrich von Seggern

Dietrich von Seggern received his degree as a printing engineer, and in 1991 started his professional career as head of desktop …

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